April 25, 2013

rainout

I’ll be away much of today and tomorrow, so let this stand as an open thread of sorts for you all to place any links you’d like others to see and discuss.  There’s much going on — in fact, it’s overwhelming at times just how much the government and its bureaucratic enforcers have been unleashed against its putative sovereigns — and so I encourage those of you with posting privileges to keep the site up and current in my absence.

Still, I can’t set you adrift without some sort of prompt, so let me do this for you:  Obama is a Marxist radical bent on destroying the private sector and reforming the country into an ostensible democratic socialist nation, though what he’s really creating, with the help of statist GOPers, is a liberal fascist outpost, one that benefits government and their cronies.

It is corporatist America.  The people have been overthrown as their own rulers.  And virtually no one involved in government on the national level, save a handful, has any desire to see this course reversed.

Discuss!

Posted by Jeff G. @ 7:54am
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  1. Also, pie.

    [...]

    Right…?

  2. or, apfelkuchen

  3. My mil makes a good apfelkuchen, but she’s holding out on me regarding how she makes it because mine is never like hers.

    I think Jeff summed up everything pretty well in the post. I don’t know what to add?

  4. Boehner can suck my left nut.

    ” When asked about the high-level bipartisan talks, Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, said: “The speaker’s objective is to spare the entire country from the ravages of the president’s health care law. He is approached daily by American citizens, including members of Congress and staff, who want to be freed from its mandates. If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will.”

    “anyone” isn’t good enough. Especially when those “anyones” are government employees.

  5. So, if Jeff isn’t going to be here tomorrow, does that mean the panzer rat will finally entertain us?

  6. I think apfelpasteten would be probably more accurate, as apfelkuchen is already taken by apple cake.

  7. Are These Pictures of Michelle Obama Visiting the Saudi Student Put on a Watchlist Last Week?

    I’ve been appropriately skeptical of these, given the initial source, a Saudi news site. But now we have the original source:

    The photos were originally posted by Facebook user Yazeed Salem, who appears to be pictured with Alharbi in the top-left photo.

    That lends credence to their authenticity. How on Earth could the Secret Service allow the First Lady anywhere near a guy on a terror watchlist, or even a “person of interest?”

  8. Did Boner find his spine?

    We’re not sneaking any language into bills to solve Dems’ #hcr problem. The solution to this & other ObamaCare nightmares is #fullrepeal.

  9. You don’t have to be Catholic to have seen this coming. BTW–do topless women EVER succeed in making their point? Just wondering.

    http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=DMF20130423_074&pid=2410354

  10. Gov. Patrick says he’ll have some privacy, thank you very much:

    The Patrick administration clamped down the lid yesterday on Herald requests for details of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s government benefits, citing the dead terror mastermind’s right to privacy.

    Across the board, state agencies flatly refused to provide information about the taxpayer-funded lifestyle for the 26-year-old man and his brother and accused accomplice Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.

  11. Some boobs look better covered up.

  12. do topless women EVER succeed in making their point?

    Depends on how cold it is.

  13. Privacy goes out the window after death in criminal cases. Not even doctor patient confidentiality remains.

  14. Well sure, but Gov. Patrick is talking government to murderer confidentiality here, and certainly we can see his worries there.

  15. The Patrick administration clamped down the lid yesterday on Herald requests for details of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s government benefits, citing the dead terror mastermind’s right to privacy.

    Uh, the dead have no right to privacy. Isn’t Patrick supposed to be a lawyer?

  16. Sen. Schumer The Sleeze tells it straight: Rewards first, punishments — never:

    Schumer was more direct when he said that an immigration package without a path to citizenship would “unequivocally” not pass the Democratically-controlled Senate. “It’s a non-starter,” Schumer said. “For the Hispanic community, it’s a non-starter. I would say for most Democrats, it’s a non-starter.”

    “I don’t think it would get a Democratic vote,” he added.

    Hey, McLame, didja get any on ya? That slug juice is shiny, ain’t it?

  17. It ain’t Speedbump’s privacy he’s protecting.

  18. Which makes the inquiry all the more interesting and important…

  19. With every twist of the “Speedbump” story I’m leaning more and more to the speculation that someone thought he was of use to their agency and what we are seeing is the ass covering coverup that is needed to try to stop that story from a public airing. Wouldn’t be prudent for the public to find out “Speedbump” was someone’s CI who was doubled.

  20. Drip-drip-drip, CYA.

  21. There’s a generally serious Jonah vibe in the air in regard to everything touching government at all levels in the United States today:

    And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

  22. Uh-oh: Hagel says evidence chemical weapons were used in Syria

    Hagel was citing the assessment of the U.S. intelligence community. After he spoke, on a visit to Abu Dhabi, the Obama administration swiftly released letters to Congress that detailed this assessment. They said U.S. intelligence determined with varying degrees of confidence that “the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent sarin.”

    Oh well, sorry, nevermind:

    “Precisely because the President takes this issue so seriously, we have an obligation to fully investigate any and all evidence of chemical weapons use within Syria,” she said in a statement. “That is why we are currently pressing for a comprehensive United Nations investigation that can credibly evaluate the evidence and establish what took place. We are also working with our friends and allies, and the Syrian opposition, to procure, share and evaluate additional information associated with reports of the use of chemical weapons so that we can establish the facts.

    So seriously that nothing can be done, in other words.

  23. Re: Dennis D at 9:02 am.

    It is always so odd that protests in foreign nations use English for their signs. Like they know their true audience is not the one where they are, ever.

  24. This is not sarin, but then, it’s also not nothing at all.

  25. Boston Bombers Had One Gun: Ruger 9mm; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Unarmed During Final “Shootout”

    Explains why they killed the MIT cop.

  26. So where did the idea of the M-4, two handguns, and the BB gun come from? Is math that hard?

  27. Good questions, geoff. BPD will never admit they were the ones who shot Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the throat during the okay corral boat shoot out, either.

  28. That throat wound was his suicide attempt. With the handgun he didn’t have. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.

  29. “Isn’t Patrick supposed to be a lawyer?”

    Yeah. So are Obumblefuck, Me-chelle, Billary, Fauxcahontas, et al.

    “or the Hispanic community, it’s a non-starter. I would say for most Democrats, it’s a non-starter.”

    Then the “Hispanic community” is free to return to their point of origin, and take the Democrats with them.

  30. Wither “Hispanic”? Do the Portuguese count? My cousins whose children are half Portuguese could cash in on this if there are college scholarships and preferential hiring involved.

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  32. Whither “Hispanic”? Do the Portuguese count?

    No. That would be “Iberian” if they’re from Europe.

    Hispanic = Spain + former Spanish colonies in America
    Latino = Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Ameria

  33. The push for gun control continues, slogging on. Awaiting some new slaughter in a “gun-free-zone” to give them a renewed emotional flag to wave. Nice poster, Peoples-cube-ian.

  34. Hmm. No nits to pick there, I guess.

    I guess the fall back would be our Cherokee family folklore heritage then.

  35. Awaiting some new slaughter in a “gun-free-zone” to give them a renewed emotional flag to wave.

    Looks a lot like a bluidy sark to me. The ones that convinced the King to outlaw Clan Gregor were dripping the blood of sheep.

    Hmmm…

  36. That throat wound was his suicide attempt. With the handgun he didn’t have. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.

    You don’t think he tried to use the BB gun? He might have choked on one of those BBs.

  37. Or loaded it up with a lead pellet to go for the poison dealio . . . and quarantine by the EPA? He could end up a Superfund site.

  38. You’ve seen those guys who eat lightbulbs — he could have tried it a CFL.

  39. Has anyone else read this piece by Michael Scheuer? I’m sorry to say I found it nearly useless, and downright illogical. Granted, he knows a lot about AQ, but he just makes no sense about foreign policy. It leaves us with only one ‘valid’ intervention in a Moslem land – Afghanistan.

    Apparently, all our other interventions are what fuel the Tsarnaevs of this world. If only we would stop provoking them, and just leave them alone in their Moslem lands, they would stop blowing us up, is how it goes. He kind of forgets about the whole Israel thing, so I guess we should just throw them under the bus just in case. Never should have interfered in Kuwait and let Saddam have his way. Ignored the arab cries for help in Libya (now I’m with you, Michael).

    In this formulation, we only have to pick the right interventions, and then do so with overwhelming might. I guess he didn’t read much Qutb or Maududi at the Bin Laden desk. Which can’t be true, so why he bothered with this garbage is beyond me.

  40. If only they would stay in muzzie land, peacefully living in their yurts with the wives and kids.

  41. It may be unjust, but I’ve consigned Michael Scheuer to the “overdetermined product of Jesuit education” pigeonhole — or to say it another way, basically ignore his ass.

  42. So, Imperial Hubris boiled down into a 1 pager. How useful. I’ll be with sdferr in the “ignore his ass” corner. Too much education makes you stupid.

  43. “Too much credentialism education makes you stupid.”

  44. Obama’s not a doctrinaire marxist. Ross Douthat said so. In the New York Times, even. So you know you can bank on it being true. Like you can bank on the Full Faith and Credit of the United States.

  45. Is Obama Evolving on Marijuana? An entire article without once mentioning the leader of the Choom Gang was a pound a day kind of dude. That turd was buffed to high gloss.

  46. “Obama’s not a doctrinaire marxist. ”

    Okay. But is he a reconstructed Marxist? A neo Marxist? A cryptoMarxist? A Fabian path psuedo Marxist? Is he an ‘I can’t believe it’s not marxist’ marxist or a Marxist in all but name? Is he a Trotskyite?

    I don’t think a dichotomous key of ideological categories can be used to make problems go away by semantically adjusting the terms away from the most acute level of controversy.

  47. ISRAparaphrased.

    New York Senator Charles Schumer does not have the right to determine if you can defend yourself or not.

    Nevada Senator Harry Reid does not have the right to determine whether you will live or die.

    President Barack Hussein Obama does not have the right to condemn your family members to rape, robbery, or murder.

  48. If somebody’s trying to kill you, why should you be punished with having to live with that memory?

  49. A “major” Stop-the-NRA march happened today in DC. Plus it seems even his allies can’t stand Bloomberg, personally.

  50. At the anti-NRA rally it looks like D.C. is holding back their grass mowing teams, eh? That shit is deep. S’ckwesssster, I’ll bet.

  51. geoffb: did you catch the new Shepard Fairey poster linked from that site?

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/shepard-fairey-to-publicly-unveil-new-anti-nra-work-in-dc-th

    What the hell is that supposed to be?

  52. Steven Hayes:

    According to those officials, Dzokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators that the information that set in motion the series of events leading to Tamerlan’s death and Dzokhar’s apprehension came in a phone call from Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva to her husband. “She notified him and there certainly didn’t seem to be any notion of surprise – just a report that ‘you’re being watched,’” said one official with knowledge of the investigation. Tsarnaev had seen the photographs and videos distributed by the FBI on television and called her husband to give him a heads up.

  53. Spies, I’m guessing he used a dove instead of an eagle above the rifle so as to not be too Nazi-literal.

  54. Yep, see my 12:59 pm.

  55. “Obama’s not a doctrinaire marxist. ”
    Okay. But is he a reconstructed Marxist? A neo Marxist? A cryptoMarxist? A Fabian path psuedo Marxist? Is he an ‘I can’t believe it’s not marxist’ marxist or a Marxist in all but name? Is he a Trotskyite?
    I don’t think a dichotomous key of ideological categories can be used to make problems go away by semantically adjusting the terms away from the most acute level of controversy.

    This is what the esteemed Mr. Douthat means by “paranoid fantasies of right-wingers,” or whatever it was he actually said, so you’ve been semantically removed from polite company.

    Because uncouth Visigoths like you keep getting their inconvenent truths all over the fine china.

  56. Pokes took a Badger.

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